Just after half past six this morning, when the world was mostly asleep, I pedaled out against the rising sun to continue my building photo project. Trying this yesterday was a bit silly as far too many people thought they had a right to get in my way. These thoughtless people dog me everywhere! Too be honest many were considerate in avoiding me, something those living in London would not understand. Taking pictures in London is not helped by others, they just get in the way. Few rise as early as I, even the kids stay indoors to watch the early morning repeat of 'Match of the Day' from the previous evening. Occasional others walked or cycled past, wrapped up against the still chilly east wind. A van draws up near the supermarket, the passenger jumps out, rushes to the store door and drops a bundle, newspapers, at the door and returns to the van and they speed off to the nest. The council driver goes back and forth over the rubbish left from yesterdays market, the brushes under his vehicle sweeping its catch into the machine. A wet line two feet thick is left after he passes, glinting in the sun. The sun reflects of his grubby windscreen and the beeping each time he reverses, which he does constantly, echoes around the empty market square. An unsmiling man saunters past unwillingly, his dog however is evidently enjoying himself as the tail wags and his eyes glint. The 133 bus noisily passes by, heading near empty for Stansted airport, high above a departing plane leaves Stansted for distant places, another, much higher, cuts the bright blue with a shining white vapour trail. I trundle about the square meanwhile, attempting to picture buildings that refuse to fit themselves into the picture frame. What a daft place to put buildings!
This tramping around, I took some 85 shots this morning, is good for my fitness I suppose, it must be according to my aches, and it took my mind of the strange events that have afflicted the laptop. I say laptop but I mean this browser, the others appear untouched by the blip. The other day I noticed the adverts were appearing on Facebook. I use Adblock so there ought to be none. Adblock had gone! Vanished for no reason. This was replaced, normality returned. The next day all was as usual. However when I logged in during the afternoon I was not presented with 'Google' on the browser, but 'Yahoo!' Not only but also the bookmarks bar had gone. The Google warning re email had also disappeared, as had other extensions. What is going on? After some fiddling all has returned, bar the email warning, that means I keep forgetting to look for mail the hard way. I have run all the anti bad guy things but nothing shows. All seems well now, bar my nerves.
What a strange fountain this is, quite why it was made this way I know not.